How We Stopped Loving the Bomb: An insider's account of the world on the brink of banning nuclear arms [NOOK Book]

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Nobody loves nuclear weapons--except their powerfully placed defenders in government, their supporters in the military, and terrorists. When President Barack Obama brought his vision of a nuclear weapons-free world to the White House, he re-energized the peace movement. Today the historical momentum to rid the world of nuclear weapons is once again gathering speed.


Former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament ...
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How We Stopped Loving the Bomb: An insider's account of the world on the brink of banning nuclear arms

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Overview

Nobody loves nuclear weapons--except their powerfully placed defenders in government, their supporters in the military, and terrorists. When President Barack Obama brought his vision of a nuclear weapons-free world to the White House, he re-energized the peace movement. Today the historical momentum to rid the world of nuclear weapons is once again gathering speed.


Former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament and Senator Douglas Roche, a leading authority on nuclear disarmament, writes about the people, the issues, and the ideas behind the new peace movement. Using a UN conference that took place in New York City in 2010 as his jumping off point, Douglas Roche takes us behind-the-scenes to describe the many diplomats, members of NGOs, and individuals who have come together to push for peace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552776537
  • Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)
  • File size: 652 KB

Meet the Author

DOUGLAS ROCHE was Canada's Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN from 1984 to 1989, serving as Chairman in 1988. He is an author, parliamentarian, and diplomat, who has specialized throughout his forty-year public career in peace and human security issues. He lectures widely on peace and nuclear disarmament themes. Roche is the author of nineteen books. His previous book, The Human Right to Peace, was the Canadian Book Review Annual Editor's Choice scholarly selection for July-August, 2005. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

DOUGLAS ROCHE was Canada's Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN from 1984 to 1989, serving as Chairman of the UN Disarmament Committee in 1988. He is an author, parliamentarian, and diplomat, who has specialized throughout his forty-year public career in peace and human security issues. He lectures widely on peace and nuclear disarmament themes. Roche is the author of twenty-one books, including How We Stopped Loving the Bomb and The Human Right to Peace. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada. He lives in Edmonton.


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